October 2010

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Lu Yongxiang Lectured at 6th STS Forum

From Oct. 5 to 6, upon the invitation of Kouji OMI, former Finance Minister of Japan and Chairman of Science and Technology in Society (SST) Forum, Lu Yongxiang, President of CAS, attended the 6th STS Forum in Kyoto, Japan and delivered a speech entitled ¡°Jointly Face Challenges, Bear responsibilities and Create a Bright Future¡± in the closing ceremony of the forum. Participants of the forum from the political, industrial and academic communities of many countries expressed congratulations to President Lu for the 60th anniversary of the founding of PRC as well as CAS.

Bai Chunli Elected Chairman of FACS

On Sep. 12, at the 15th General Assembly of Federation of Asian Chemical Societies, Bai Chunli, Executive Vice-President of CAS and Chairman of the Chinese Chemical Society, was elected Chairman for a two-year term (from 2009 to 2011). Prof. Lu Long from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS was elected General Secretary.

Overseas Scientists Granted National Friendship Award of 2009

Upon the approval of the State Council, Prof. Arima Akito, President of Japan Science and Technology Foundation, Prof. Shen Yuanxiang from the University of California, Berkeley and Prof. Michel Che from the Universit¨¦ Pierre et Marie Curie- Paris 6 received National Friendship Award of PRC in 2009. Lu Yongxiang, President of CAS wrote a congratulatory letter to the three experts who have cooperated with CAS for many years respectively. Prof. Arima Akito is President of Japan Science and Technology Foundation, an internationally famous theoretical physicist and social activist. He put forward the interacting Boson model theory, which is still an important basis of the atomic nuclear structure theory. Prof. Shen Yuanxiang is a physics professor of the University of California, Berkeley, member of U.S. National Academy of Sciences, member of U.S. Academy of Arts & Sciences, member of Academia Sinica of Taiwan, China and foreign member of CAS. He has devoted himself to the research of nonlinear optics, laser spectroscopy, surface science and condensed matter physics. He is the pioneer in the research of liquid crystal nonlinear optics and surface nonlinear optics and has made outstanding achievements in the research of optical nonlinear of plasma, molecular and multi-photon dissociation and atomic and molecular laser spectrum. The three experts received CAS Award for International Cooperation in Science & Technology of 2008.

Sino-Denmark Pre-Diabetes Centre Completed

The inauguration ceremony for SIBS-Novo Nordisk Translational Research Centre for Pre-Diabetes co-established by the Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, CAS and Denmark Novo Nordisk Corporation and prize-giving ceremony for ¡°CAS-Novo Nordisk Great Wall Professor Award¡± were held in Shanghai on Aug. 6. The SIBS-Novo Nordisk Translational Research Centre for Pre-Diabetes was co-established by Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, CAS and Denmark Novo Nordisk Corporation, a leading enterprise in the field of diabetes. The center will shift the front for the prevention of diabetes to the early stage of the formation of diabetes. The research of the center will focus on the early stage of the formation of diabetes, collect personal specimen and data through clinical work and community tracking and carry out the work around three aspects, namely, study of molecular mechanism in the formation course of obesity and diabetes, discovery of molecular markers related to the formation course of obesity and diabetes and study of nutrition intervention method and change of life style that can slow down or reverse the formation course of obesity and diabetes. On the meeting, the first 5 winners of CAS-Novo Nordisk Great Wall Professor Award were also announced.

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